Rom 3:24 EN CRISTWi IHSOU

Charles Wiese crw2 at calvin.edu
Mon May 27 01:10:07 EDT 2002


> Rom 3:24 DIKAIOUMENOI DWREAN THi AUTOU CARITI DIA THS APOLUTRWSEWS THS EN
> CRISTWi IHSOU.
> 
> This use of EN CRISTWi seemed interesting to me. I am somewhat aware that
> Paul uses the phrase in multiple ways, but is it typical to refer to Jesus
> as in Christ?
> 
> The translations do not seem to render the phrase in English with any
> special significance. But surely Paul had some intention with the phrase?
> 
> I searched the archives, expecting to find something of a discussion of EN
> CRISTWi.  The search did not find any discussion of the phrase either in
> general or specifically as IHSOUS EN CRISTWi.
> 
> EN CRISTWi,
> 
> Richard Smith
> Chattanooga, TN


CRISTWi is in the Dative Case.
IHSOU taken by itself could be taken in the Genitive, Dative, or Vocative
case.
Therefore the most likely reading would be had by taking both words as
being in the Dative Case. With the result being 'in Christ Jesus'


Charles Wiese
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
crw2 at calvin.edu



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